Faculty

Department Directors and Faculty

Administration

Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD 

Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD | bio
Director, Munroe-Meyer Institute

Wayne Stuberg, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA
Professor Emeritus / Consultant


 Community Engagement

Melonie Welsh, MS

Melonie S. Welsh, MS | bio
Department Director


Developmental Medicine

Cynthia R. Ellis, MD

Cynthia R. Ellis, MD
Howard William Needelman, MD


Education and Child Development

Jolene Johnson, MS, EdS, EdD 

Jolene Johnson, MS, EdS, EdD |  bio
Department Director (Interim)

Amy Encinger, PhD
Barb Jackson, PhD
Kerry Miller, PhD

Genetic Medicine

Omar Abdul-Rahman, MD, FACMG

Omar Abdul-Rahman, MD | bio
Department Director

Craig Baker, MD, FACMG
Terri Blase, MS, CGC
Elizabeth Conover, MS, APRN, CGC
Drew Cratsenberg, MS, CGC
Sara Fisher, MS, CGC
Kristen Fishler, MS, CGC
Ann Haskins Olney, MD
Jessica Nicoll, MS, CGC
Shelly Nielsen, MS, CGC
Gwen Reiser, MS, CGC
Carey Ronspies, MD, FACMG
Jill Skrabal, PhD, RD, LMNT, CDE
Lois J. Starr, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMG
Danita Velasco, MD, FACMG
Holly Zimmerman, MS, CGC


integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD)

Courtney P. Burnette, PhD

Courtney P. Burnette, PhD | bio
Department Director

Regina Carroll, PhD, BCBA-D
Kevin C. Luczynski, PhD
Elizabeth J. Preas, PhD, BCBA, LMHP
Catalina N. Rey, PhD, BCBA-D
Nicole M. Rodriguez, PhD, BCBA-D
Patricia Zemantic, PhD, BCBA-D


Occupational Therapy

Gail L. Svagera, OTR/L, ATP

Gail L. Svagera, OTR/L, ATP | bio
Department Director (Interim)


Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Amy Drayton, PhD

Amy Drayton, PhD | bio
Department Director

Bethany Hansen, PhD, BCBA-D
Rachel Knight, PhD


Physical Therapy

Sandra L. Willett, PT, PhD, PCS 

Sandra L. Willett, PT, PhD, PCS | bio
Department Director

James Gehringer, PhD


Psychology

Keith Allen, PhD, BCBA-D

Keith D. Allen, PhD, BCBA-D | bio
Department Director
Director of Academic Affairs, MMI

Brenda Bassingthwaite, PhD, BCBA
Jennifer Burt, PhD
Mindy Chadwell, PhD, BCBA
Brandy Clarke, PhD
Joseph H. Evans, PhD
Nancy L. Foster, PhD
Erika Franta Bretcher, PhD
Allison Grennan, PhD
William J. Higgins, PhD, LMHP, BCBA-D
Natalie Hoff, PhD
Abigail Kennedy, PhD, LIMHP, BCBA
Brett R. Kuhn, PhD, CBSM
Christian Klepper, PsyD
Brittany K. Liebsack, PhD
Kathryn Menousek, PhD, BCBA-D
Megan M. Morse, PhD
Lisa Neitzke, PhD
Holly Roberts, PhD
Mark D. Shriver, PhD, BCBA-D
Tara Sjuts, PhD
Whitney Strong-Bak, PhD
Rachel Valleley, PhD


Recreational Therapy

Nicole Giron, MPH, HTR 

Nicole Giron, MPH, HTR
Department Director


Research

Jennifer Blackford, PhD 

Jennifer Blackford, PhD | bio
Department Director


Severe Behavior

Amanda N. Zangrillo, PsyD, BCBA-D

Amanda N. Zangrillo, PsyD, BCBA-D | bio
Department Director

Tara Fahmie, BCBA-D


Speech-Language Pathology

Amy S. Nordness, PhD, CCC-SLP

Amy S. Nordness, PhD, CCC-SLP | bio
Department Director

Jessica Gormley, PhD, CCC-SLP

Institute Grants Faculty

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET)
Brandy Clarke, PhD - Program Director

Graduate Psychology Education (GPE)
Rachel Valleley, PhD - Program Director

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND)
Cynthia R. Ellis, MD - Director
Kellie Ellerbusch, BLA - Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Education

Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)
Brandy Clarke, PhD - Program Director

Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA)
Maurice Godfrey, PhD - Director

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
Mark D. Shriver, PhD, BCBA-D - Director of UCEDD
Mark A. Smith, MS - Training Program Director
Rachel Ray, MA
Sarah Swanson, MPH
Wayne A. Stuberg, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA - Consultant


Emeritus Faculty

Wayne A. Stuberg, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA - Physical Therapy; Associate Director, MMI | bio
Michael Crawford, ReD - Recreational Therapy | bio
Janice Flegle, MA, OTR/L, BCP - Occupational Therapy | bio
Richard E. Lutz, MD - Genetic Medicine | bio
William Warzak, PhD, BCBA-D - Psychology | bio